Blow for BT as judge supports piracy law Tags: NULL Share BT AND TalkTalk have lost a landmark legal case attempting to halt the Digital Economy Act.A judge dismissed their arguments on all but one of the legal points they had made.The decision could lead to thousands of internet users suspected of copyright infringement being bombarded with warning letters and even having their connections severed.Representatives of the music industry welcomed the ruling, which they say will help protect their sliding revenues.A BT spokesman said: “We are disappointed with the outcome of the judicial review. We are reviewing this long and complex judgement. Protecting our customers is our number one priority and we will consider our options once we have fully understood the implications for our customers and businesses.“This was always about seeking clarity on certain points of law and we have to consider whether this judgment achieves these aims.”A TalkTalk spokesman said the firms are “disappointed” but also said the firm will appeal against the decision.BT and TalkTalk mounted a legal challenge against the act after it was passed during “wash-up” – the period between one parliament being dissolved and another being formed. It was passed last April by 189 votes to 47 after a two hour debate despite public outcry over its possible implications.Lawyers for BT and TalkTalk said they are particularly concerned about a clause that could force internet service providers to suspend accounts of users suspected of repeatedly infringing copyright.They argued it could affect innocent internet users and will pass unfair administration costs on to them. Another point of contention is that the onus is on internet users to prove their innocence if they are suspected of copyright infringement. The government says the costs will be split between copyright holders, who will pay 75 per cent, and ISPs. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content Wednesday 20 April 2011 7:56 pm
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Germany’s former Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has been named as the new deputy chairwoman of the advisory board of Deutsche Postcode Lotterie, run by Dutch charitable lottery operator Novamedia.A former member of the Bundestag for 23 years and Federal Minister of Justice for eight years, Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has also served as anti-Semitism commissioner for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for almost two years.Together with five advisory board colleagues, she will be responsible for deciding on the allocation of funding for social and green projects. She will be joined on the board by a colleague from her time in the Bundestag, the chamber’s former president and Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health Rita Süssmuth.Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger is a well-known figure in Germany, through her decades-long work in politics.“She is an outstanding politician, a pleasant colleague and a great person,” her former Bundestag colleague and fellow board member Süssmuth said. “I am looking forward to the joint work on the advisory board of Deutsche Postcode Lotterie – and the further support of many effective social and green projects.”Managing director of the postcode lottery, Annemiek Hoogenboom, said of her appointment: “Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has not only achieved a lot as a politician. She has also been involved in various social and non-profit organizations for decades. We are very happy that this extraordinary woman will now support and enrich our advisory board as Vice Chairwoman. “Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger herself added: “The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie is the only lottery in Germany in which entire neighbourhoods not only win together, but also support social and green projects in their area. I think this concept is great and am therefore very happy to be able to support the social lottery as an advisory board member.”The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie has been operating since 2016, and offers participants a chance to win a share of over €1 million each month, alongside their neighbours.The lottery donates 30% of revenue to charitable causes, and already supported more than 2,100 projects across Germany, donating around €47m (£41.8m/$55.6m). Its parent company Novamedia also runs similar lotteries in its native Netherlands, the UK, Norway and Sweden. 3rd September 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Lottery Email Address German politician appointed to Postcode Lotterie board Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Germany’s former Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has been named as the new deputy chairwoman of the advisory board of Deutsche Postcode Lotterie.
Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
By ENS staffPosted Apr 1, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Dioceses add twists to Holy Tuesday traditional renewal of vows The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Lent The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Marc Yves Regis/Diocese of Connecticut[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church clergy in two dioceses joined with their neighbors for unique variations on the Holy Tuesday tradition of renewing their ordination vows.In the Diocese of Connecticut, Episcopal and Lutheran clergy visited and prayed at four public sites in the state capital city of Hartford before their renewal service.A group of about 60 clergy, including Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas and Bishop Suffragan Laura J. Ahrens along with Bishop Jim Hazelwood of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America started the day with a renewal of their baptismal vows and a service of Communion in Bushnell Park, a large park in the city near the capitol.Carrying their banner in front, one of the four groups of clergy leave Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut, after a communion service to visit the Manna Community Meals site. On the right is the Rev. Miguelina Howell, the vicar of Christ Church Cathedral, carrying a gift of bread for people at the site. Photo: Marc Yves Regis/Diocese of Connecticut“Are we willing to be present, listen, pay attention and partner with others in the journey?” Ahrens asked during her sermon preached the park. “Being about seeing Jesus in the other, building community, connections and relationships.”Afterwards the clergy divided into four groups, each to visit one of four nearby sites: the Hartford Public Library, Hartford Hospital, Capital Community College, and the Manna Community Meals and Church Street Eats program based at Christ Church Cathedral.“We seek as Lutheran and Episcopal sisters and brothers together, to be a visible presence in the city of Hartford,” the three bishops wrote in an invitation to the gathering. “We offer our prayers and our presence in the neighborhoods where we see people creating spaces that care for, empower and strengthen all people. By visiting these places with our prayer and our presence we both affirm their work, and see possible partnerships and collaboration with those who are about the work of God’s mission, sharing God’s love.”The bishops said they hoped the visits would encourage the clergy to see their own neighborhoods in a similar way.After the visits, the Episcopal clergy gathered at the round noon they reconvened at Christ Church Cathedral for more prayer and to talk about where they’d seen Jesus that day. They then renewed their ordination vows and received newly blessed holy oils.In the Diocese of Atlanta, clergy gathered to renew their vows at The Temple, a Reform synagogue in Midtown Atlanta.Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright, bishop of Middle and North Georgia, arranged to hold the Holy Tuesday service at The Temple. Rabbi Peter S. Berg was the preacher for the service.Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright, right, and Rabbi Peter S. Berg, leader of The Temple, a Reform synagogue in Midtown Atlanta, talk outside The Temple March 31 as Episcopal Church clergy enter for the traditional Holy Tuesday renewal of vows. Berg preached at the service. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta“The Temple is our neighbor, and has been a friend of the Christian community in Atlanta for many years,” Wright said in a press release. “It represents the faith Jesus was formed by.”Wright and Berg worked out the arrangement last summer when they worked side by side on a community summer meal for kids service project at The Temple.“In a world of religions in conflict, we can rejoice in an opportunity to celebrate that which binds us together,” Wright said.Berg called the event “historic.”“We are honored to host the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta for the annual reaffirmation of ordination vows at The Temple,” Berg said. “This is an historic moment for our interfaith community. 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charles towne Aunt Ada’s quote after the incidentInspirationBy Charles Towne When I was a little boy child, and about knee high to a short snake, I found entertainment in the strangest and most off the wall places.Take my aunt Ada for instance. She was always up for a good laugh.First off, Aunt Ada was skinny as a loon’s leg, which wasn’t all that strange I guess. But on top of being skinny she also wore falsies. You know what I mean… falsies!It was something to see Aunt Ada working in the garden hoeing weeds, sweating up a storm, with one falsie where it belonged and the other one having jiggled down to her waist band. I was young, but I knew enough about human anatomy to realizethat wasn’t natural, nohow!On the day in question, Buster and Dootsie Bobo had paid me a nickel apiece to come watch Aunt Ada wiggle and jiggle as she hoed weeds because we knew, sooner or later, she was going to be somewhat lopsided, what with one falsie up and the other one down.And that is when it happened.A snake had been doing whatever it is that snakes do in gardens, when Aunt Ada’s zealous hoeing alarmed it.Now I need to tell you that Aunt Ada was deathly afraid of snakes!Mr. Snake fled the premises in absolute terror! The problem was, as the snake tried to vacate the vicinity, Aunt Ada’s feet were in his way. So, he obviously tried to crawl up one of her legs, which for Auntie, was not an acceptable choice of exit.We watched as Aunt Ada began hopping up and down, an expression of horror on her face as she shouted in her squeaky, high pitched voice, “UH.. OH DEAR LORD, NO, OH NO, OH PLEASE NO. HELP! SNAKE! BITE IT! BITE ME! KILL IT!”During all of her dancing and screaming the snake made his escape no worse for wear, except all of this excitement caused all the snake’s hair to turn gray. Poor snake. And Aunt Ada didn’t work in the garden any more that day. I think both she and the snake had enough excitement for one day.Buster and Dootsie Bobo were happy because they had witnessed Aunt Ada’s hysterical antics, and that was worth a nickel any day.Now, I told you all that so I could assure you that we are going to beat this dragon of a pandemic. Though some things are going to be different for a time, we, being the resilient people we are here in this great country of ours, will prosper in ways we never imagined. God bless us, one and all!Dear Papa God, this thing has our attention like that little snake had Aunt Ada’s attention! So now, turn our hearts back to you; not in terror, but in a deep and abiding love. We praise you Father. We praise you and we love you. In Jesus’ wonderful name wedeclare it, Amen Judith Hankes speaks of a “different form of education1” That education she speaks of I believe is survival, the science of self sufficiency, learning at the college of “hard knocks!” But above all else thinking of others as well as, or even before ourselves. Our world has taught and practiced at the “altar of self” so long that to think of others seems to be worthy of ridicule. Sad, but the Word pleads, “when I was hungry you fed me not, when I was wounded and sick you didn’t care, when I was thirsty you didn’t give me drink…” Let us now, if ever before, let humanity reign and reach out in love. A Friend April 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate April 20, 2020 at 5:31 pm April 20, 2020 at 7:37 pm April 18, 2020 at 11:54 pm Herb, how right you are my friend, on all points, but especially involving the uselessness of the fed. Bless you and yours pal. Chaz April 30, 2020 at 2:14 pm Please enter your name here Don, mamas are so smart! Those little green grass snakes are beautiful aren’t they? Some of those hot peppers have a tendency to burn going in and coming out, if you know what I mean. Bless you my friend, Chaz charles towne Reply Another wonderful story about from Mr. Charles town and ate it was certainly a colorful personality but nothing to compare with the originality and splendid storytelling of Mr. Charles town from one of his great fans Reply Being a very inquisitive person I was wondering if the “falsie fallout” alternated sides of if it was consistently a “one-sided affair”? Got a good laugh out of this one Chuck – keep them coming. I pray that this social distancing soon allows you to safely seen Nancy again soon. Keep the faith. Faith Fowler Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne Dimitri April 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm Reply Lorita Atwell Very enjoyable read my dear friend. It’s so nice nice to start my day with your tales and fond memories. Keep writing. The world needs more laughter right now! Jorge, And that reminds me of of a neighbor lady that was somewhat well endowed and got one of her sensitive body parts caught in the ringer of her washing machine. My mama, while shaking her head remarked most sympathetically, “Now that had to hurt!”(I can see that I am not going to be able to tell any more stories that involve human anatomy!)Bless you my dear friend, ChazPS, Those old clothes wringers were dangerous. One time mama was washing clothes and somehow got her hair caught in the wringer! It yanked out a chunk of hair but it grew back. We humans sure are interesting creatures, aren’t we? C Reply April 20, 2020 at 7:46 pm April 19, 2020 at 11:33 am Reply JUDITH HANKES My friend Charles, I have read all the comments by the various people and your responses to them. I have a couple of points I will mention, first, your reply to CSG. An occurrence is unto itself unique, we may experience it in different fashions but that is independent of the experience itself Our Creator, when He made us, gave us sensory apparatus He deemed sufficent to experience and explain the world around us! To some degree, everything that is, is interconnected! The other point I will comment on is the one why so many people say we will get through this! OF COURSE WE WILL! They think there is another option? Will they curl up and die when faced with adversity? I am reminded of an old American movie I have seen where the officer and his men are surrounded and most probably doomed and their response is a charge headlong into the enemy while the officer leading them cries out, ” Come on you SOB’s, you want to live forever? ” We will never give up because we most assuredly will live forever, our God has said so! Great one Charles, keep the humor coming. Good medicine for a pandemic. My mother was terrified of snakes, she taught me to have no fear. It seemed that when she was a child, a snake crawled up in her pants and was biting her, her mother didn’t understand what was going on and was chastising her for all the fuss. That could make me uneasy too, I guess. Keep up the writing, I love your work. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply April 19, 2020 at 8:42 am Reply Jorge Reply A Friend Mike McFadden During the Great Depression there were pockets of privilege that were oblivious to what was happening. They even benefitted financially, but those who lost their jobs and stood in soup lines and struggled became frugal and resourceful. They experienced a different form education, just as young people today are learning from the pandemic. Inside the human heart and mind is the will to survive and eventually thrive. We possess the Creator’s sustaining spark of life. April 20, 2020 at 9:01 am Oh, how a little thing can cause a ruckus!!! A little snake…or a much littler virus…some more harmful than others…but is is a blessing that we have a great big God who can get us through whatever little or big thing we might encounter! Prayers for all of us!!! April 24, 2020 at 6:39 pm Dear Friend, well said and well met! Let it always be said of us that we brought joy to the party, and introduced mirth as our forever friend, and held the hand of happiness as if she was an intimate. Bless you always, Chaz Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Dimitri, you are right, everything is interconnected, but, no two people, experiencing the same thing, will respond the same way. I watched one of my cats at play. He was stalking a hose laying in my yard. He would creep up on the hose, and then pounce on it, leap back, and then do it again. Was this practice for killing snakes? I saw this same cat kill a snake one time, but most cats avoid snakes. Another time I saw this same cat drop a marble in a length of rain gutter. The marble would roll down the rain gutter, clattering all the way and the cat would follow it, to pounce on it when I came to the end of its journey, to carry it back and do it again. Was the cat playng with the marble? If so, he created a toy. Certainly unique behavior. Some people will assuredly curl up and die, while others will survive, and thrive while doing so. Not everybody responds the same way, that is what makes us unique. Well, that is enough of that… Bless you my friend, Chaz Dear NR, AND WHAT WITH ME BEING SUCH A HUMBLE AND MODEST GENTLEMAN DUDE WHAT CAN i SAY OTHER THAN, THANK YOU FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY SCRAWNY LITTLE HEART. BLESS YOU AND YOURS, CHAZ Faithy, aint it the truth!? But, like my aunt Ada, some folks will kick up a terrible fuss when they have everything going for them. I praise God that he loves us and is in charge of all our doings. Maybe we “Christians” will began to act more like genuine “Christians” after this instead of self seeking pagans! Bless you and yours, ChazPlease Papa God, as a nation, give us another chance and turn our hearts back to you! Amen April 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm Reminds me of a neighbor who was well well equipped and wore no support as she worked. That also spawned great curiosity. Reply Reply Judith, resilience, the ability to endure and bounce back is a gift from the creator. The ability to endure much and yet not lose hope, to bless and not curse, to lift up and encourage in spite of the challenges that life throws at us is a great blessing. Those that have endured much have much to give, even if it is the joy of life. Being able to smile and share joy in the face of adversity, to be able to rejoice in spite of your fear, pain and tears, is a great testament to the strength of the human spirit that can only come from the divine. Just a thought, Chaz Richard April 19, 2020 at 10:11 pm I know it almost seems as if the fourth horseman has been allowed to ride free but as Christians, we have, I believe, a sort of schedule to consult in Revelations and I think this too will pass, I believe there is more to be done and in any case as Christians, giving up and hopelessness are not options for us because we have access to the source of all hope and peace.On an unrelated matter, I would bet Aunt Ada exhibited some pretty good break dance moves years ahead of their time!Stay safe, trust the Lord, and wash your hands! Reply charles towne NH Reply April 19, 2020 at 9:17 am Reply charles towne Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mike me old compadre, the mystery of the descending falsie is a question that has mystified many a good man, therefore it is good if a fellow doesn’t dwell on it over longly. Bless you pal, Chaz Dear CSG, Humor? You speak of humor? We smile and laugh when something funny happens, We smile when we smell a Gardenia, or confederate Jasmine. Could this mean that all of our senses are interconnected? That when we see something that strikes us as funny it is just as connected to the whole as smelling that gardenia? Or the touch of a loved one bringing a smile to our face is connected to the cooing of a dove? So complex, and yet so simple in that complexity, right from the hand of The Infinite. How very beautiful it all is, yes; how gloriously beautiful is our God! Bless you dear friend, Chaz Reply Reply TAGSCharles TowneFearHumorInspirationPandemicResilience Previous articleWhere God is, there is singingNext articleMaking music at a distance – how to come together online to spark your creativity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply CSG April 19, 2020 at 12:16 pm Don Young Reply charles towne Reply Thank you, Chuck, for humor insuch a stressful time!! I’m sure your Aunt Ada thought that wasthe worst thing that ever happened to her…and maybe it was. But she lived through it….and so will we! Remember, God is not shocked. He is in charge!He KNOWS how the story ends.God bless you and Nancy. charles towne Dear NH, O, my friend, aint it the truth! Blessings on you and yours always. Chaz Richard, my dear friend, what does the word say? “Fear not, for I am with thee, I will not leave thee nor forsake the, for I am your God… ” And you are my people!!! And whatever Aunt Ada’s moves were, you can bet they were ahead of her time! You take care my friend, keep the faith, and keep looking up. He is in charge! ChazP.S. More important is a clean heart and a pure mind, aint it the truth? C Reply April 22, 2020 at 7:20 pm As always I enjoyed your story. Yes I do think the Covina virus will change the lives of all the people of the world. I think the stay at home order will cause a revival of family togetherness, a renewal in religion and demonstrate of how useless the federal government is in a crisis. charles towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. charles towne Reply Herb Weissman April 22, 2020 at 5:50 pm charles towne charles towne Reply April 20, 2020 at 7:33 pm Reply Well, I do remember a time when I liked to play with the little green garden snakes. I had caught one and put it in one of the pockets of my overalls, and forgot about it. later we climbed up into an orange tree and started to peel and eat some of the green oranges. We had our favorite limbs we liked to set on and we were into eating them and I started feeling like something was biting me! Then I remembered the garden snake I had put in my pocket! I got out of the tree as fast as I could and reached in to get the snake out and away, only to find out it was gone. Then my bottom started to burn like fire! Then I remembered picking a whole handful of small red peppers, we had passed on the way to our orange tree. And I had put them in my hip pocket, and they had been mashed flat when I sat down on the tree limb! My mother just laughed and said next time try to remember to put peppers in a front pocket not a back one! April 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm April 19, 2020 at 9:22 pm April 19, 2020 at 12:47 am April 23, 2020 at 4:21 pm Please enter your comment! Nr Lorita, I must say that your mama, in spite of that traumatizing incident was an exceptional person to teach you not to fear what to her had to be terrifying.I am so glad that you enjoyed the article. Remember, Papa God is near and He loves you muchly, Chaz April 23, 2020 at 7:03 pm 26 COMMENTS Reply Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear April 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm charles towne charles towne May 9, 2020 at 6:17 pm April 19, 2020 at 6:34 pm
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Yazbek Construtora e IncorporadoraArchitect In Charge:Guido OteroAuthors:Vinícius Andrade, Marcelo Morettin, Renata Andrulis, Marcelo Maia RosaTeam:Beatriz Vanzolini, Fabio Ucella, Flora Fuji, Maíra FernandesCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Vila Madalena, a bohemian neighborhood in São Paulo, is one of the city’s most traditional places. Congregating residential buildings, shops, restaurants, and offices, it is a good example of a mixed-use neighborhood with a multiple, intense urban life. Highly sought after by companies and professionals in the creative industry, it has become one of the most vibrant destinations in the metropolis. Save this picture!© Nelson KonWhen we were commissioned to design a mixed-use building there, we decided that it should reflect the energy and relaxed spirit which characterize the neighborhood, exploring a light language in the construction repertoire and using industrialized materials and components. Save this picture!First Floor PlanMadalena Street is the Pop Building’s main access and also the terrain’s highest point. From here we get to the entrance square, under a marquee that covers the social spaces and also a store that opens directly onto the street. The center of the square is a belvedere from where people can watch the surroundings, and then advance to the swimming-pool, under the double-height ceiling.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonStructured by a conventional grid of reinforced concrete pillars and beams, the building has its edges relieved, in such a way that the prevailing structural element in the constructed volume is the slab, the horizontal plane that constitutes the main composition matrix when stacked. Save this picture!© Nelson KonFrom this structural matrix, we used industrialized materials and components to build the vertical enclosure system. Glass, different kinds of thermoacoustic metallic tiles, and galvanized wire guard-rails, among others, are part of this repertoire. Combined with simple strategies for passive conditioning, this construction repertoire contributes to good bioclimatic performance in both buildings. Save this picture!SectionThe façades of the apartment units are always receded, in such a way that eaves and balconies work as horizontal brise-soleils. The sliding panel system made of perforated metal tiles completes the solution, keeping sun exposure to a minimum. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe main tower, above the entrance square, has seven floors of apartments units, ranging in size from 55 to 250 square meters. Floor plans are flexible and can be integrated, creating differently-sized apartments. Below ground floor, there is room for the other common areas of the building, such as gym and common laundry. Below this floor, there is a high-ceiling glass-enclosed store that opens directly to Simpatia Street. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe volume concept of the building is intentionally exploded, with several volumes creating a connected, coherent architecture. This strategy aims to integrate the building to the surrounding area and the rugged topography. The voids and gaps between volumes provide some permeability and help create scale adjustments to each particular situation.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessBIG Changes on the Horizon for Bjarke Ingels and His FirmArchitecture NewsMASS Design Group, Deborah Berke Partners Win 2017 Cooper Hewitt Design AwardsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:São Paulo, State of São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Pop Madalena Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 25 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/866957/pop-madalena-building-andrade-morettin-arquitetos-associados Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/866957/pop-madalena-building-andrade-morettin-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Area: 7682 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Year: CopyAbout this officeAndrade Morettin Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on May 08, 2017Cite: “Pop Madalena Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados” 08 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907016/cl-house-axial-studio Clipboard CL House / Axial Studio Ferdy Tan, Sofia Tan Projects Indonesia Year: CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Yakarta, Indonesia ArchDaily Photographs Lead Architects: 2017 Photographs: Mario Wibowo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907016/cl-house-axial-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© Mario WibowoRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. CL house is located in South Jakarta and built on 425 sqm. It is located near a crowded junction and commercial area. Privacy is the main request concern from the client. Pinhole glass concept is applied on the house’s facade. Residence may see the surroundings by the holes of the facade but outsiders may not see through in.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoThis dominant wooden facade both gives privacy and also respond against the sun, as the house faces the west. The facade does not just block the sun but also filter the sun by the pinhole glass concept.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Mario WibowoAs the response of the main road, all of the room become inside oriented. Open area or inner court is located at the back of the house. Inner court become the most important aspect of the house, as the main lighting and air circulation are from.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoVisual and space experiences are also designed from the entrance to the house itself by using water, wood and plant elements.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoProject gallerySee allShow lessTower of Bricks / Interval ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLucciano’s Cerro de las Rosas / FERRO assoc.Selected Projects Share CL House / Axial StudioSave this projectSaveCL House / Axial StudioSave this picture!© Mario Wibowo+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Axial Studio Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Leicht, Il Sogno, MM GALLERY, Venus Tile CopyAbout this officeAxial StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsYakartaIndonesiaPublished on December 04, 2018Cite: “CL House / Axial Studio” 03 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
United StatesAmericas Freedom of expression RSF_en News June 3, 2021 Find out more As the United States is set to swear in a new President who has demonstrated his disdain for a free press not only during the campaign period but even more so in the days leading up to his oath of office, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) examines what is to come during a Trump presidency, as well as his predecessor’s less than perfect legacy of press freedom and access to information. Despite President Obama’s disappointing legacy for press freedom and transparency, it is still fair to say that the US is poised to fare much worse under President-elect Trump, considering the way he treated the press during the campaign and in the days leading up to inauguration.Throughout his campaign, President-elect Trump threatened to sue newspapers for publishing stories that are “purposely negative”, pledging to reform US libel laws so that “when the New York Times or the Washington Post writes a hit piece, we can sue them.”Trump later revoked the Washington Post’s press credentials, as well as other outlets’, stating “based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.” Trump also insulted and bullied reporters who portrayed him negatively or asked him tough questions, and refused to participate in a Republican debate because Fox News refused to remove its reporter Megyn Kelly as a moderator.Just last week, Trump held his first press conference in 168 days and refused to answer a question from CNN”s Jim Acosta, referring to his outlet as “terrible” and “fake news.” Acosta attempted to get the President-elect to give a follow-up question regarding his virulent criticism of a CNN report on classified documents presented to Obama and Trump that included allegations that Russian operatives claim they have compromising and personal information on the next President. Acosta later told his CNN colleagues “after I asked and … demanded that we have a question, Sean Spicer, the incoming press secretary, did say to me that if I were to do that again I was going to be thrown out of this press conference.”The exchange was so outrageous that many of Jim Acosta’s peers came to his defense and the defense of CNN. Even Fox News’ Shepard Smith, a major competitor, used his show as a platform to defend CNN’s journalistic standards and to call out President-elect Trump for “belittling and delegitimizing” a news organization that followed these standards.Trump’s staff mimics his hostility toward the pressSpicer, who will be the new White House Press Secretary and Communications Director, has emulated the President-elect’s behavior towards the press both during the transition and the campaign. Spicer has often criticized media for what he considered to be bias in favor of Clinton and activism against Trump, both on Twitter and in media interviews. On Twitter he has called individual journalists or publications, Politico repeatedly, dishonest or bad reporters, much like President-elect Trump has. Spicer has called Trump’s use of Twitter “exciting,” claiming it will continue to be a method of communication for the new President while in office. He opened last week’s press conference with a tirade against Buzzfeed.Dan Scavino, who will assume the post of White House Social Media Director, has his own history of bullying journalists on Twitter. After watching Fox News’ Megyn Kelly interview Newt Gingrich last fall, Scavino tweeted that Kelly was “not very smart” and “totally biased” and also said “watch what happens to her after this election is over.” Megyn Kelly has since claimed that Scavino’s tweets were part of the reason she and her family have since received violent threats, prompting her to hire an armed guard for six months. Scavino has also repeatedly shared fake news stories from known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars website on Twitter.“We are heading into a scary period of uncertainty for press freedom in the United States,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF’s North America Director. “Even more terrifying is that as President-elect, Trump has already set a dangerous example for the world’s press freedom predators; Turkey’s President Erdogan praised Donald Trump after the press conference for ‘putting (CNN’s Jim Acosta) in his place’. President Erdogan is included is RSF world’s press freedom predators list as at least 37 journalists are currently jailed in Turkey. The world is watching. We call on Trump to put a stop to his assaults on the press, focus on improving press freedom around the world, and advocate for American journalists held hostage abroad. Despite our concern for the treatment of journalists by President-elect Trump, now is the time for everyone to rally and push back against attacks on press freedom and speak out on behalf of American and foreign journalists being held in captivity.”Despite the bleak outlook for press freedom under Trump, it bears repeating that his predecessor leaves behind a flimsy legacy for press freedom and access to information.Obama’s disappointing legacyBarack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has exhibited an obsessive control of information throughout his presidency, which manifested itself primarily through the war on whistleblowers and journalists’ sources, as well as the lack of government transparency, which reporters have continually criticized. The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA operative, was convicted solely on the basis of metadata in January 2015 of disclosing classified information to James Risen and is now serving a 3.5 year prison sentence. Despite commuting whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence three days before leaving office, the war on leakers remains one of the dark spots on Obama’s legacy.Under Obama’s administration, many journalists were arrested and at times even threatened with criminal charges for their coverage of Black Lives Matter protests and, more recently, protests against the construction of the North Dakota Access pipeline.Equally worrying is the recent uptick in prolonged searches of journalists at the US border, sometimes including mobile device searches that seriously compromise source protection. RSF has also been made aware of cases of foreign journalists, like Karl Penhaul and Manuel Martorell, who have been prevented from traveling to the US after covering sensitive topics such as Colombia’s FARC or Kurdistan.However, President Obama attempted to reiterate the US’ firm commitment to press freedom during his final press conference yesterday. He said that he regarded “institutional efforts to silence dissent or the press” as threatening to America’s core values. In an apparent jab to his successor, he stated that the press is “not supposed to be complimentary but cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power and make sure we’re accountable to the people that sent us here.”The US currently ranks 41 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, which is based on data collected from 2015. Given the events of 2016, a drop in the country’s ranking is expected in the next index to be released in the spring. Image credit: Bryan R. Smith / AFP Follow the news on United States Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Freedom of expression January 19, 2017 Press freedom under Trump: turbulent times ahead News Organisation News News to go further Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists
News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reports News News Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Mexico Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists are finding it increasingly difficult to cover the protests about the 43 missing trainee teachers in the southwestern state of Guerrero, which have turned violent since the authorities announced on 7 November that gangsters probably murdered them.At least seven journalists were attacked by police during clashes in the state capital of Chilpancingo on 11 November, when police drove back demonstrators who had just set fire to the local headquarters of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).Carlos Navarrete Romero of the El Sur Acapulco newspaper told Reporters Without Borders that police threw stones at him and hit him although he had clearly identified himself as a journalist.Two other newspaper photographers, Sebastián Luna of Vértice and Anwar Delgado Peralta of El Universal, suffered the same fate when they tried to protect Navarrete.Agence France-Presse photographer Jesús Eduardo Guerrero Ramírez and three other reporters – Jose Antonio Belmont and Alejandro Cardona of Milenio and Rosario Garcia of El Financiero – were also among those injured.All of them said it was getting harder and harder to cover the protests. Journalists working for Mexican and international media demonstrated outside the headquarters of the state government in Chilpancingo on 12 November to demand an end to the attacks on media personnel.Violence against journalists while they are working is all the more disturbing because, according to the National Commission for Human Rights, 89 percent of the attacks on media personnel go unpunished.“We urge the federal and Guerrero state authorities to firmly condemn these attacks on journalists,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “Police and protesters must respect the right of journalists to cover demonstrations. A UN resolution in March stressed the need for the authorities to take great care to protect reporters during protests.”The disappearance of 43 students from a teachers training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, has been the subject of constant protests throughout Mexico since 26 September.The reported confessions of alleged gang members reinforced the suspicion that they were murdered by members of a drug-trafficking gang with the collusion of local officials and police, and has intensified against the widespread anger about violence, political complicity with organized crime and the generalized impunity.Mexico is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en November 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 At least seven journalists injured at protest about 43 missing students to go further